An American musical comedy based on the satirical play by Nikolai Gogol that deals with local corruption and a case of mistaken identity in … all early 19th century Russia. Its ambiguous sets and costumes places the study somewhere in Eastern Europe during Napoleonic rule. Perhaps because the film was produced during the onset of the Cold War, the vagueness of the setting might indicate that the producers did not want to make a comedy about Russia. This vehicle for Danny Kaye reduced the biting satire and increased the music for American audiences.
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Angel on My Shoulder is a 1946 American fantasy film about a deal between the Devil and a dead man. It was directed by Archie Mayo, written by Harry Segall and Roland Kibbee, and released by United Artists. The film was Mayo’s last before his retirement. It starred Paul Muni, Claude Rains and Anne Baxter
Racket Squad stars Reed Hadley as Captain John Braddock, who works the racket and bunco squad for the San Francisco, California police department. This episode deals with a disreputable car salesman that sells a couple a car with no brakes.
This is 2nd the 1996 sequel to “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, which was a lot better movie, but this one wasn’t too bad.
Pearl Chavez (Jennifer Jones) is orphaned after her father Scott Chavez (Herbert Marshall) kills her mother (Tilly Losch), having caught his wife with a lover (Sidney Blackmer). Before Scott Chavez is executed as a punishment for killing his wife, he arranges for his daughter Pearl to live with his second cousin and old sweetheart, Laura Belle (Lillian Gish).
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